Abbott’s Mask Mandate Attack Suffers Yet Another Blow, This Time From Texas Supreme Court

August 27, 2021
on March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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August 27, 2021

The hits keep coming.

The Texas Supreme Court, made up entirely of Republican justices, on Thursday rejected Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) request for intervention as county and school district officials in some of the states’ biggest counties went ahead and established mask mandates for students and school staff this week despite Abbott’s ban on schools and local authorities passing mask requirements.

The Supreme Court’s ruling temporarily gives those local officials the green light to maintain their mandates as Abbott and state officials continue to fight them in court.

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The hits keep coming.

The Texas Supreme Court, made up entirely of Republican justices, on Thursday rejected Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) request for intervention as county and school district officials in some of the states’ biggest counties went ahead and established mask mandates for students and school staff this week despite Abbott’s ban on schools and local authorities passing mask requirements.

The Supreme Court’s ruling temporarily gives those local officials the green light to maintain their mandates as Abbott and state officials continue to fight them in court.

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  1. Only fitting, considering how much Abbot blows.

  2. Authoritarian One Person Death Panel Abbott Slammed by TX Supreme Court, All Repubs!

  3. So will he disband the court by Executive Order? Exhort the legislature to expand the court with more favorable justices?

    This should be fun……

  4. For the many, many lawyers here, it appears that the Texas Supreme Court denied a petition to bypass the state Court of Appeals.

    Because yes, it’s that important for the state to quell this lawless local government rebellion against the Abbott and the legislature’s efforts to kill Texas children.

  5. Avatar for jinnj jinnj says:

    Oh what to do if you are Abbott … especially with genocidal Dan Patrick chomping at the tires on Abbott’s ride … in a fit of deeper derangement will Abbott just order the Texas rangers to start locking up people in masks?

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